Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State

Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State

From Entitlement to Charity

Book - 2006
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In 2005, 1.2 million children in Canada were living below the poverty level. This represents a 20 percent increase since 1989, the year that the federal government unanimously passed a resolution to eliminate child poverty by 2000. To understand the state of children's welfare, Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare State reviews Canadian social policy reform, and discovers that the welfare of poor children is a casualty of the war on the welfare state launched by opposing political ideologies. This study surveys the shift from entitlement to charity from the perspective of social policy reform.
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780888644619
Branch Call Number: 361 .61 ISM
Characteristics: xiv, 111 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm


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